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Japan to dump Fukushima radioactive waste into sea; China and Korea are not happy

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The Japanese government has plans to release radioactive waste from the Fukushima nuclear plant into the ocean.

This action has faced strong opposition from neighboring countries China and South Korea despite how the radioactive water is claimed to be treated.

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Last month marked the 10th anniversary of the Fukushima disaster that happened on 11 March 2011.

The final decision to dump the treated nuclear waste was made after Prime Minster Yoshihide Suga after meeting Hiroshi Kishi, the head of the national federation of fisheries cooperatives.

The Japanese government said it cannot keep postponing the decision on the issue of the nuclear waste disposal as it will run out of storage capacity in 2022.

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According to the official document, the treated nuclear waste meets the compliance of the World Health Organization’s guideline for drinking water and hence it should not pose any threat to the environment.

Wilfred Tan
Former journalist cum editor. I lead the content creation process at News Asia Today. From the awesome country of Malaysia.